Florence, 18 September 2021 – Saturday of passion for those who travel by car in the city. Despite the uncertain weather, various events are scheduled today that could put a strain on traffic. The most important one also for the impact on the road network, is the event promoted by Unitary trade union representation of the Gkn with a procession that, starting from 3 pm, will affect the areas of the Fortezza da Basso.
Here the demonstrators will circle around the Fortress and then head towards Piazza Indipendenza, Piazza San Marco, Piazza Santissima Annunziata, Piazza D’Azeglio, Piazza Beccaria and Piazza Ferrucci. The procession will then end in Piazzale Michelangelo (not before 7pm). The national demonstration, which should see participation of thousands of people – there are those who say 18 thousand e who 30 thousand participants – it is under special surveillance by the police headquarters even if all the previous initiatives organized by the workers of the Gkn were carried out with great composure and correctness. Circulation problems could also occur for the March for the land organized by Mondeggi Bene Comune and the Coordinamento delle Tuscan Peasant Community.
Starting at 2 pm, the procession will affect the areas of piazza Poggi, lungarno Cellini, piazza Ferrucci, via Gian Paolo Orsini, piazza Ravenna, viale Giannotti, viale Europa, via Chiantigiana, Ponte a Ema, Grassina up to Mondeggi (expected arrival around 20). Instead, it will take place in the historic center (from piazza Santissima Annunziata to piazza Indipendenza passing through via piazza San Marco) the procession organized by the Queer collective which will also arrive in piazza Stazione, via della Scala and Porta a Prato.
The demonstration is scheduled from 16.30 to 19. “I invite citizens to pay particular attention and to avoid passing by car in the areas where the processions will pass, using alternative roads where possible”: says the councilor for Mobility of Palazzo Vecchio, Stefano Giorgetti, remembering that deviations of public transport lines are also foreseen. The invitation to leave the car at home also comes from the mayor Dario Nardella: “Given the concomitance of the events, it will be difficult to move around the city.
Fortunately it is Saturday, it is not a working day but I invite everyone to be very careful to use the private vehicle and to inquire. As a Municipality, we are keeping all channels active to minimize inconvenience “. From 4.30 to 7 pm there will be a garrison of the META Association in Piazza della Repubblica. Also noteworthy is the” Festa della Curva Fiesole “in the evening at Prato delle Cornacchie delle Cascine Also here, in the Parco del Quercione, the Informagiovani Day will take place from 3 to 6 pm.
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